August 16, 2023

The City of Hoboken seeks to hire crossing guards

The City of Hoboken's Public Safety Department is accepting applications for crossing guards ahead of the 2023-2024 school year.

Thousands of young residents walk to and from school during the academic year, and crossing guards are needed to assist them in getting where they are going safely. Crossing guards oversee and control traffic flow around schools in the morning, at lunch time, and at dismissal.

Crossing guard positions in Hoboken are part-time, under the direction of the Hoboken Police Department, and include 25-hours per week, sick and vacation time, and holiday pay when applicable. Starting salaries are $16/hour, with an increase to $17/hour after the first year of employment. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, pass a background check, be able to deal with children of all ages, remain calm and decisive in emergencies, and respond to resident inquiries and complaints. Those hired will receive at least 20 hours of training by the Hoboken Police Department.

"Becoming a crossing guard is a wonderful opportunity for young people interested in a career in the public safety field, active retires looking for part-time work, or anyone looking to serve their community," said Public Safety Director Ken Ferrante. "As part of the Hoboken Police Department, crossing guards are a crucial part of public safety helping to ensure that children from across the community are safe and I thank all of those who are interested in applying to be part of our team."

For more information about the role or to submit an application for crossing guard and other open positions in the City of Hoboken, go to